Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire

Swift River, Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire. Click to enlarge.

Swift River, Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire. Click to enlarge.

Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire. Click to enlarge.

Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire. Click to enlarge.

Locals call this highway “The Kanc.”  It is a beloved scenic route through the White Mountains, and the fall colors are stunning.  I mainly want to share the photos.  The Forest Service wanted to charge people for everything — even hiking or just parking next to the river for a minute.  Where I come from we don’t pay to use our own public forest land, and I refused to pay here.  For my trip to the river I parked across the highway outside the gate of a closed forest road, then hiked down and across the highway to the river.  Although this was free it was still technically against the rules because there was a prohibition on blocking the closed gate.  If the road’s closed anyway what difference does it make?  I thought it would be fine since it was after the end of the federal employees’ working day.  This was pre-gov’t shutdown, of course.

Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire. Click to enlarge.

Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire. Click to enlarge.

Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire. Click to enlarge.

Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire. Click to enlarge.

Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire. Click to enlarge.
Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire. Click to enlarge.

Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire. Click to enlarge.

Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire. Click to enlarge.

New Hampshire.  A message we can all unite around. Click to enlarge.
New Hampshire. A message we can all unite around. Click to enlarge.